Busola Dakolo a photographer and Wife of Popular Nigerian Musician Timi Dakolo, reveals she was raped at a much younger age by Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly Church (COZA).
According to the mother of three, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of COZA allegedly forced himself on her when she was aged 17.
She revealed this in an interview with lawyer and Journalist, Chude Jideonwo, that the pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo raped her twice when she was younger.
The allegation comes weeks after the husband, Timi Dakolo, in a series of social media posts, called out the Abuja-based Pastor for serially molesting female members of the church.
A while ago, the above-mentioned Pastor was also accused of rape by one of his members, a former female congregant, and worker at COZA, Ese Walters, confessed to having had an affair with him.
Busola shared sordid details of how the flamboyant pastor whose wife was at the time pregnant with their first child, visited her home very early in the morning when her mother had traveled. She said that as soon as she let him in the house, he pushed her onto a couch and forced himself on her, telling her “Busola, listen to me, do what I want you to do and you would be fine…”. He then violated her, taking her virginity, she narrated.
Her revelation has outraged members of the public with many calling for the removal, arrest and prosecution of the pastor.
Nigerian celebrities are standing strong behind her, Actor and Producer, Akah Nnani, who is a member of the COZA church has called for an investigation into the allegation. “We must not see evil and cover it, we must not see evil and turn the other way… Our leaders and our fathers must be held accountable, they must deem us worthy to be answerable to,” he said. He continued: “I am tired of hearing so much, so much rubbish about my church and leadership over the years. “My Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo has to say something this time. If the rest of the church does not need it, I need it. For my sake, sir, speak on this,” he appealed.
The Husband Timi Dakolo started singing in church at the age of twelve, was born in Accra, Ghana to a Nigerian father, Bayelsa-native David and a Ghanaian mother, Norah, who died when Dakolo was thirteen years of age. Despite being born in Ghana, Timi has a Nigerian passport and does not claim dual citizenship.
In 2006, Dakolo auditioned for reality show Idols West Africa in Calabar. His songs of choice were Commissioned’s More Than I and Lemar’s Time to Grow. His vocals impressed the judges, and he was seen as a contender for the prize.